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Tiomin wants Sh200m suit cost from farmers

Tiomin is a Canadian company operating in Kenya. Story by NATION Correspondent Publication Date: 2/14/2007 Litigation can be costly. This is the lesson for eight Kwale farmers, who went to court last year challenging the Government’s move to acquire their land for titanium mining. Tiomin Kenya Limited, a party to the suit, has requested the [...]

One Killed in Protest Against Mining Activities in Colombia

BOGOTA, February 10, 2007 — At least one person was killed and dozens were injured in a clash between security forces and demonstrators in the Northeast of Colombia, during a blockage of a road leading to coal mines operated by multinational companies. Medical sources said that the victim was shot in the head during the [...]

Where people disappear

It would be nice to think that a human rights worker who comes to Canada and speaks at parliamentary hearings would gain enough international status to protect him from harm. Not so, to judge by the brazen assassination of Kimy Pernia Domico. He died because he spoke out about a hydroelectric project in Colombia that [...]

A look at Canadian mining in Guatemala

Angelina Singson almost wept when she heard the news. Guatemalan police and military evicted more than 300 Maya Q’eqchi Indians from their homes Jan. 8 and 9.

Colombia Solidarity Work

Interview with Aviva Chomsky, a professor of history and Latin American Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts. She is also a founder of the North Shore Colombia Solidarity Committee, which has been working since 2002 with Colombian labor and popular movements, especially those affected by the foreign-owned mining sector. What is being done to [...]

Struggles in Guatemala: Mineral cartel evicts Kekchi Maya

On Jan. 8, some 600 Guatemalan national police and army troops occupied two Kekchi Maya indigenous communities at El Estor, Izabal department. Their orders were to evict the 308 families that made up the settlements of La Union and La Pista. The following morning, 175 more Kekchi families were forcibly expelled from the nearby communities [...]

Africa set to strip Western giants of mining rights

African governments are gearing up to seize back valuable mining concessions from the global extractive giants.

Ontario attacks Aboriginal and treaty rights in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Litigation

Attention News Editors: Ontario attacks Aboriginal and treaty rights in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Litigation THUNDER BAY, ON, Jan. 29 /CNW/ – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) spokesperson John Cutfeet are outraged by the Government of Ontario’s attack on Aboriginal and treaty rights during Friday’s court proceeding in [...]

Environmental Activist Threatened in Guatemala

Flaviano Bianchini, an Italian national, working as a volunteer for the Guatemalan environmental group Colectivo Madre Selva, which is investigating the environmental effects of Canadian mining companies Goldcorp (formerly Glamis Gold), has been threatened. At a press conference in Guatemala City on January 5, 2007, he presented a report on the pollution allegedly caused by [...]

50 People Arrested at Blockade Against Canadian-Owned Mine in Chile

More than 80 people peacefully closed the intersection of the roads to Chollay and Conay, in the community of Alto del Carmen, beginning the night of Monday, January 22. The objective of the action was to prevent the entrance of trucks and vehicles of the mining companies that operate there, specially of Barrick Gold’s for [...]